One option available to both landlords and tenants in an unlawful detainer eviction case is what is known as a “motion for summary judgment.” A motion for summary judgment in an unlawful detainer case challenges that the action has no merit or no defenses. The motion for summary judgment is meant to decide whether a trial is necessary to resolve the dispute. If there is no triable issue, then the motion for summary judgment in the unlawful detainer case should be granted, thereby speeding up the case. The motion for summary judgment in the unlawful detainer should not be granted, however, if a triable issue of fact exists.
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